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Chow Mein Noodles
Chow Mein Noodles (For 3-4 servings)
250g of Chow Mein Noodles - Sold at Food Lover`s Market Bagatelle at Rs39 (250g)
75g of dried Shiitake Mushroom
300g of chicken (cotelettes pieces)
3 tablespoons of moonfan rice seasoning (~ 1 box / Refer photo step 3)
Pepper to season
1 tablespoon of sugar
3 tablespoons of Olive oil
2 small carrots
3 cloves of garlic
2 medium size onions
2 "Teokon" pieces (Refer photo step 2)
1 bunch of spring onion (la queue d`oignon)
1 bunch of chives (la queue d`ail / Ciboulette)
1 can of young baby corn
3 tablespoons of vegetarian stir-fry sauce (refer photo step 10)
Step 1: Add your dried Shiitake mushroom to some boiling water until soft (~15 minutes). Then allow them to cool down by washing under cold water. Eventually remove the stems and cut the cap/ top into thin slices
Step 2: Cut your chicken (cotelette pieces) into thin slices and your Teokons into small pieces like below ..
Step 3 : In your pan add in your chicken slices, Teokon pieces, Shiitake mushroom slices, coarsely chopped onions, 3 tablespoons of Olive oil, 1 tablespoon of sugar, 2 pinches of pepper, 2 tablespoons of your Moonfan rice seasoning and allow to cook on a low-medium heat while stirring every 2-3 minutes.
Step 4: In the meantime, cut your young baby corn in slices (diagonal cut as below) as well as your chives and spring onions.
Tip: Reserve some spring onions cuts for final topping before serving for the 'Ti-Chef' look ..
Step 5: Cut 4 stripes (vertically) in your peeled carrot then cut horizontally like below to add some sexy to your sliced carrots
Step 6: At this stage your chicken pieces/ mixture should have been already cooked (off-white color of chicken), so add in your carrot pieces, your garlic (thinly chopped), your chives and spring onions and 1 tablespoon of Moonfan rice seasoning. Stir continuously on high heat for 2 minutes.
Step 7: Your Chow Mein noodles topping is now ready ! Leave aside (covered) to be used in step 11 .
Step 8 : Allow about 1L of water to boil on high heat and as soon as boiling starts, add in your Chow Mein Noodles and start your timer. 250g of Chow Mein Noodles take around 5 minutes to cook.
Tip: I normally boil my noodles in an amount of water which is at least 3 times the amount of Noodles. For instance here I am cooking 250g of Noodles so the minimum amount of cooking water I will use is 750ml .
Step 9: When your Noodles are cooked, transfer quickly to your colander to remove the excess water !
Tip: To be sure your Noodles are ready, take one out and chew it. If it is "chewy" and still a bit hard, allow to cook for 30 seconds more (repeat if necessary). If it is soft and very easy to chew, then they are ready .
Step 10: While the noodles are still hot, transfer them back from your colander to the pan where you were cooking them, add in 3 tablespoons of vegetarian stir-fry sauce and "tease" (right/left or up/down rapid motion) your noodles with your favourite silicon spoon or fork to ensure uniform distribution of the sauce.
Step 11: Add your topping (put aside in step 7) to your noodles and stir continuously on low-medium heat for 2-3 minutes until everything is well combined.
Step 12: Voiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiila ! - Do not forget to top up with some spring onion cuts and a small pinch of pepper when serving ...
Bon Appetit !
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